Pastor Bruce Porter (Interim) and his wife, Maiza, love the Northwest and the opportunity to serve at WPBC. Bruce was born in Michigan and was raised to know Christ early by his parents in Florida where he graduated from Florida Bible College (BA) and later from Dallas Theological Seminary (MABS) in Texas. Bruce is the father of four adult sons and nine grandkids, taught college Bible courses for five years, hosted a radio talk-show for three years, has founded a private Christian school, and two churches and a Portland investment firm. Hobbies include flying as an instrument rated pilot, exercising at the gym and discovering new places with Maiza. Maiza is originally from Brazil where she obtained a Masters Degree in International Marketing, founded an English language school before representing Cambridge University Press throughout Brazil authoring textbooks and teaching Brazilian teachers to teach English. Maiza has a married adult daughter who works as an architect in São Paulo, and enjoys vacations to visit with her family at their sugar cane and cattle ranch in Minas Gerais, Brazil. Maiza loves Jesus, invents and shares new dishes for others, and enjoys exercising and discovering new places with Bruce.